Welcome to the Florida Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame

 

 

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Don Cody Florida Chapter President.

 

Don Cody is a highly respected, seasoned radio veteran with a gracious 50 years in the broadcast industry.  He has managed top radio stations in St. Louis, Charlotte, Little Rock, Tampa, Norfolk and other major cities.  Don founded Moses Media, Inc.  throughout the years, Moses Media, Inc. has become a Major Media Conglomerate working with                                     clients; such as, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Lil' Wayne,                                   Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Prince, Ciara, Boyz II Men, Kanye                                   West, Beyonce, Ludacris, Future, Rick Ross, Nicki Manaj and                             many, many more.

 

                            Reach out to Don Cody at cody7777@aol.com

 

                            Send all historical BIOs to radioprofiles@gmail.com

 

 

Brion O' Brion.  Brion started his career as intern/producer of the Rick Party show on WOWI-103 Jamz Norfolk; he then landed his first radio on air gig in Greenville, SC at WHYZ-AM-1070.  Brion went on to work at such heavy hitters a WERQ Baltimore; WVKL Norfolk; KYKy St. Louis and currently WLLD Tampa.  Brion has been in the industry for over 33 years.  He still has a passion for the business and loves to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of                                               broadcasters.  Brion has been appointed as Vice President of                           the Florida Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame.

 

 

Joe Bullard is “The Voice of the Incomparable Marching 100”  In 1988, he joined the Columbia Records/Sony Music team as its Promotional Manager for Florida and Alabama, earning recognition as promotional Manager of the Year and other notable recognitions for his hard work. Joe toured cities with artist such as Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Maxwell, Kenny Lattimore, and Nancy Russell to name a few.  Then in 1998 after 10 years away from radio, he first aired “Joe’s Jukebox” on Tallahassee’s #1 station, WHBX 96.1 Jamz.  Yearly ratings proved that no other local station has been able to claim the official title of #1 up against “Joe’s Jukebox” of its time then. In 2003, Joe returned to Tallahassee and began doing what he loves most, live radio. He currently WHBX’s Program Director and is on the air daily from 10am – 3pm. His “jukebox” still airs on Sundays. He has received countless awards, distinctions, and accolades.  One of his proudest achievements is being inducted into the Black Radio Hall of Fame in October of 2023.  To many, he is known as “The Almighty.”  He is currently in his 51st year of the radio and enteratinment buisness. 
 

 

Lynn J. Brown is Owner and CEO of the South Florida Gospel Music Awards founded in 2004; her position as a Board Member she later found her title to change to CEO. Lynn has started the LA. Jackson School of the Arts; a Christian based music school.  In 2009 Lynn was appointed President of the Broward Alliance; Lynn is the Secretary of the Gospel Music Industry Network.  Lynn hosts the "Gospel Hot Hitz Show" on WOIB 101.9 FM in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Lynn is an ordained Minister and a Stellar and Dove Award

 

 

TJ Chapman is a "World Traveler".  CEO and Founder of TJs DJs, Manager of recording artist B.o.B., Former Manager at Scotty ATL, Former Manager at K Camp.  TJ has a wealth of experience in artist management, artist development, road touring and much more.  TJ is in and out of radio stations worldwide on a regular!!
 
 

 

Greg Cooper career spans over 30 years
including a very successful tenure at 1490 WMBM Miami, FL
Greg is the Program Director and Music Director putting 
Jesus first on  Gospel AM 1490 WMBM South Florida
 

 

Chico the Virgo.  For 50 years Chico has delivered number one ratings. Chico is on WQHT Hot 105 Miami, FL  

 

Chico has been awarded DJ of the year by Black Radio Exclusive and

Jack the Rapper. Chico also has three Marconi Awards for excellence in radio. Chico was trained under the tutelage of the late Charles Merritt (The Mad Hatter), Joe Fisher, The Crown Prince, Wild Man Steve, Fred Hanna, Nick with the Solid Kick and Milton “Butterball” Smith.  

 

 

DJ Dap is the Program Director for The #1 station WWLD "Blazin" 1023  Tallahassee, FL also afternoon drive personality 3p-7p.  Dj Dap begin his career in radio on his home town college station WKGC AM 1480 in Panama City in 1990 when he was just 17 years old in high school.  He then joined FAMU College radio WANM shortly after leaving the Marching 100 in 1995.  While in college on air he was hired to work at newly created WVHT 105.7 a new independent hip hop station in Tallahassee where he became the Program Director until 2004. Dap was hired to 2004 to join Cumulus  Broadcasting where he has been for the last 20                                          years, totaling 34 years in radio.               

 

 

Eric Davis (Blakey), Eric “Hollywood” Davis is a seasoned radio veteran with more than 42 years of experience working at - WCFB-FM, Orlando; WQMG-FM, Greensboro; WXYV-FM, Baltimore; WIZF-FM, Cincinnati; WTLC-FM, Indianapolis; - WOWI-FM, Norfolk VA Beach;   - WVBE-FM, Roanoke;  - WPZZ, Indianapolis; Eric is the Owner and President of Eric Davis Voice-                                        Overs and Creative Services. 

 

 

Jerry D. Fenner.  With a career spanning over 35 years, Jerry D. Fenner has certainly gained a world of experience. This experience has led to six South East Regional Audio Production and Voice Over Awards and Two Special Program Of The Year awards. Also former voice talent for B.E.T. (Black Entertainment Television), Jerry hosted three daily video programs covering over 40 million households nationwide.
 
While at WWRL-NEW YORK, Jerry took control of the 6pm to 10pm  "RHYTHM & ROMANCE," achieving great ratings. Jerry has served as Production/Image Director for WCFB-STAR 94.5fm in Orlando, Florida, and the V.O.G. for the South East Regional Emmy Awards.

 

 

DJ Joe Fisher. After thirty plus years of working in R&B radio he found that his roots were guiding him back to his first love, gospel music. He has lead stations in Miami, Lakeland and Orlando, with his path bringing him to WSIR in Winter Haven since 1998. During his over 55 years in radio he has been privileged to receive a multitude of awards from his peers but the accolades that are closest to his heart are the many commendations he’s received for  his work with the communities he holds most dear. After serving                                 as VP/GM at WSIR 1490 in Winter Haven for 22 years, retired                                     Jan.31,2021.

 

 

Cedrick "Doc" Foster started in radio in 1973 at WORV in Hattiesburg Mississippi. Cedrick has worked at  KBBG in Waterloo, Iowa.
Kiss 98.5 KHYS/KALO 1250 AM in Beaumont Texas; KAPE San Antonio Texas, KLMT 96.3 Waco  K-94 KHRN Bryan/College Texas AM 980 WTOT Marianna Florida AM 1580 WTCL Chattahoochee Florida AM 1250 WWSD Qunicy Florida, MELO 104.9 Tallahassee Florida, News Talk/Sport Radio WNLS Tallahassee Florida WSTT AM 730 Thomasville Ga WHBX 96.1 JAMZ along with Heaven 98.3 Tallahassee Florida and WMXU Mix 106.1 serving Columbus, Starkville, West Point and Tupleo Mississippi. Doc Foster and Troy Foster owned the first cable only radio station in the state of Texas KQCF (Q CABLE 102.3) in Austin Texas. Doc has worked at 16 different radio stations and has been in radio for 51 years. 

 

 

E.J. Greig is a broadcast veteran with a proven winning track record.

E.J. currently Director of Branding & Programming for 101.5 the Vibe WTBV Tampa Bay FL.  In 6 months, the station has amazing ratings and is recognized for its community work.  EJ also hosts the Vibe Afternoon Drive (The top 3 rated show in the Market).  His Resume includes leading WBLX, and WDLT Mobile AL for 9 years before joining Cox Media Group Tampa Bay and led Radio One’s WIZF  Cincinnati before that.  Greig got his start in the ’90s at WJLB Detroit and                                            is an original on-air staffer for WHTA Hot 97.5 (107.9) Atlanta

 

 

Cedric Hollywood; Former Program Director WEDR~99 Jamz; Miami, Fla. Former Programmer at 102 Jamz Orlando, FL;
Former VP Programming at Rivers Radio; currently Owner of Da Supastarz Productions based in Miami, FL.  Cedric is a powerhouse in the Radio and Records industry. Cedric was a pallbearer at his good friend and Super Jock Frankie Crocker's funeral.  Cedric hired a LOT of "key people" including giving music mongul DJ Khaled his 1st Radio Job.

 

 

JO JO DAVIS” A licensed attorney in Orlando, Florida, Joseph Haynes Davis, 
 The younger brother of the late trumpeter Miles Davis, and is also a broadcaster with over 43 years of  experience as an air personality, program director, political talk show host, and Operations Manager at radio stations.  Mr. Davis has a distinguished entertainment, communication and radio broadcast history. Formerly with Cox Radio at WCFB-FM, “Star 94.5”, Orlando, Jo Jo has also held broadcast management positions with KRNB-FM Dallas/Ft. Worth, where he was station’s initial Program Director, and WXPN-FM Philadelphia,  KMJM, St. Louis, WYLDAM/FM, New Orleans,  WUSL-FM, Philadelphia, WDAS-FM, Philadelphia and WVEE-FM, Atlanta, Davis is a past winner of the Assistant Program Director/Music Director of the Year by Billboard R&B Monitor (2000.) Davis was sworn into the Florida Bar in 2000 live on his radio show on WCFB-Fm “Star 94.5.” 

 

 

Lorenzo "Ice-Tea" Thomas is an accomplished radio personality with a long list of achievements from broadcasting worldwide on BET's Video Vibrations and radio stations in Washington DC, Baltimore, Petersburg, Richmond, and Norfolk, Virginia. While at 93.9 WKYS, Lorenzo launched the "Ladies Love" Lorenzo Collection, which gained a loyal fan base and initiated an annual tradition called The Jamaica Jump-Off,  He was also the top-rated radio personality in Miami during his time at WEDR 99Jamz . Currently, Lorenzo is using his AI expertise to maintain the human aspect of his brand. Focusing his experience at Black Entertainment Television and as a correspondent at Celebrity Page TV, Lorenzo has launched his digital television channel named L.I.T. Television. Lorenzo's captivating personality and engaging content is heard on Star 94.5 in Orlando and Hot 105 in Miami, Florida.

 

 

Monica May is a Gracie ®  award winning radio & television veteran whose distinct voice has been heard on airwaves across the country in markets; such as: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Montgomery, Ala., and her beloved Orlando. Award winning radio & television veteran whose distinct voice has been heard on airwaves across the country in markets such as: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Montgomery, Ala., and her beloved, Orlando.   
 
Monica has turned on the mic once again to host "Point of View", a community focused talk show and Soul School Sunday, a reminiscent music set, which both air on STAR 94.5 (WCFB-FM).  She also hosts an "edutainment" podcast, "One Take Live" which is available on YouTube.
 

 

DJ Tony Neal is a well-known figure in the music industry; specifically in the realm of urban and hip=hop music.  He is the founder and CEO of Core DJs, a prominent coalition of DJs that aims to empower and support DJs in the music industry.  Tony Neal is recognized for his work in promoting and breaking new music; as well as, for his contributions to the DJ community.  He has played a significant role in the careers of many artists by providing a platform for their music to be heard and appreciated by                                             audiences worldwide.

 

JoJo "Rick Roberts", a native of St. Louis, Mo 

JoJo has electrified the broadcast industry for almost 50 years 

during his impressive career JoJo has developed massive ratings on

KATZ St. Louis, MO., KRBE Houston, TX ., KMJM St. Louis, MO.,

KDKO Denver, CO., WAOK Atlanta, GA., WDIA Memphis, TN.

KJLH Los Angeles, CA., WDRQ Detroit, MI., KMJQ Houston, TX 

                        KHTK St. Louis, MO., WHYT Detroit, MI., WIOQ Philadelphia, PA.,                          KXOK St. Louis, MO., WTMG Gainesville, FL.,  WSOL Jacksonville, FL.

 

Pastor Shirley.  Under the tutelage of Don "DC" Cody, Pastor Shirley Watts began hosting Sunday Morning Gospel from 1995-2003 in Gainesville, Florida. Her show soon became #1. In 2005, Pastor Shirley along with the church pastors, Community Praise Center Incorporated (CPCI), launched PRAIZE 107.5 FM  24-hour Gospel Radio Station, also located in Gainesville, FL.

 

PRAIZE 107.5 was nominated for the prestigious Stellar Award. 
                            Today, Pastor Shirley continues to preach, pray and host radio programs                              on multimedia platforms.
 
 
Elroy Smith is Director of Branding and Programming for Star 94.5 Orlando and Jacksonville, Power 106.1, and Hot 99.5 Elroy has worked with countless notable radio personalities such as Charlamagne, Steve Harvey,  Tom Joyner and the late Doug Banks. Elroy Programmed stations in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco Elroy’s career highlights include; Midwest Radio Music Association Icon Award; Living Awards Foundation Honoree; R&B Hip Hop Operations Manager/ Program Director of the year for Billboard Magazine; State of the District Media Award by U.S. Congress 2006; Urban Programmer of the year at the Radio Music Awards in 2005;  2023 Onyx Magazine “Men Of Honor” award,                                        2023 Radio Industry Executive/Trailblazer and Legend Award, presented by
                                   Bush InfoTech Group in Chicago and Elroy was ranked this year, as one of the                                         top radio programmers in America by Radio Ink publication.
 
 
Larry Steele is the Operations Manager of WELE - Bethune Cookman University.  Larry is the Chairperson for the 2023 NBRHOF Induction Program and 2024.  At WELE 1380 "The Cat" in Daytona Beach, Florida Larry is responsible for all Programming, Branding, Promotions and Strategic Planning.  He is responsible for all music scheduling and On Air Staff Hiring.  He has an extensive knowledge of PPM.  Larry has over 40 years in                                                       radio working in many markets including St. Louis, Memphis,                                                        Atlanta and Tampa.
 
 
James T.  James T. began his radio career in 1969 at Palm Beach Junior College. As a major he participated in a college show that aired on a local top 40 radio station, WIRK-AM. In 1971 he entered the professional ranks as news director and weekend talent at WRBD/WCKO in Ft. Lauderdale. There he developed into a primary on-air talent. That experience, coupled with the exposure of a weekend entertainment/public service talk show on WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm Beach, established him as a major personality in Broward and Palm Beach counties.  
James T. is an extremely well known Mid Day personailty on WQHT Hot 105 in Miami, FL.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keith B. Winslow has been in the entertainment industry since 1969, 
started out as the valet and Road Manager for the legend Little Richard. 
Keith has worked with various artists like Johnny Guitar Watson, 
Clyde King, Larry Williams, Tower of Power, The Soul Stirrers, Robert Blair 
and the Violinaires, The Blind Boys, and many others. 
In 2009 Keith helped develop an Internet Radio Station 
to support veterans.  WVETONLINERADIO.COM also on the air 
on Sunshine Radio 96.7 FM St. Petersburg, Fla.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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